Tissue flap surgery is a way to rebuild the shape of a breast using skin,fat,and muscle from another part of the body. It is usually done after part or all of the breast is removed ( mastectomy ) because of cancer. It may also be done for women who have problems with breast development.
Breast-conserving surgery removes the cancer and surrounding tissue. The goal is to take just enough tissue so that the breast looks as normal as possible after the surgery but the chance of the cancer coming back is low. The size and location of tumors differs from one person to another,so the amount of tissue removed during surgery also varies.
During treatment for metastatic or recurrent breast cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that often accompany breast cancer or cancer treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio waves to make pictures of the breast. MRI may show problems in the breast that cannot be seen on an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan.